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Hassaurek, F

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1832-1885) Austrian-born newspaper owner and author in the USA, fleeing there after the revolutions of 1848; he sometimes gave his given name as Frederick. He was the United States minister to Ecuador 1861-1865, an experience which may have inspired his unremarkable Lost Race novel, The Secret of the Andes: A Romance (1879), which focuses on a hidden band of Incas in their mountain redoubt. [JC]

Friedrich Hassaurek

born Vienna, Austria: 8 October 1832

died Paris: 3 October 1885

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